Via the Weekly Standard, that may not even be the dumbest thing she said. And all in the space of about a minute and a half. A couple other highlights:
There is nothing in the Affordable Care Act that said that your insurance company should cancel you.
I guess she’s right if you ignore that pesky little detail about Obama decreeing that those plans were illegal. So, no, insurance carriers didn’t have to cancel those plans unless, of course, they wanted to stay out of jail. But in Pelosi’s defense, ignoring the law isn’t a concern when ObamaCare’s involved. Pelosi also let loose with this gem:
Did I ever tell my constituents that if they liked their plan they could keep it? I would have if I’d ever met anybody who liked his or her plan. But that was not my experience.
So everybody hates their plans. And those millions of people outraged over losing their plans are … what? A case of mass schizophrenia. Or perhaps an elaborate deception financed by the Koch brothers? There’s more words of wisdom from this simpleton, but you’ll have to watch the video to enjoy them. She doesn’t get to the microphone until about the 4:50 mark, so unless you want to listen to Hoyer, Clyburn, and company rasp through another tortured lecture about ObamaCare’s awesomeness, I’d recommend skipping to that point.
Update: (h/t Greg W.) A friend emailed to remind me that before Hoyer and Pelosi both insisted Obama’s “you can keep your plan” line was “completely accurate”, Obama himself grudgingly admitted that it was not. You’d think Obama and Pelosi would get their talking points straight.
That was painful to watch. But enjoyable for the same reason that watching ObamaCare implode is enjoyable.